Authorities in Essex County are investigating a Saturday morning shooting incident that left a man dead in a section of East Orange.
In a preliminary investigation, just after 3:30 a.m., police were called to an address on South Clinton Street near South Orange Avenue to investigate reports of shots fired.
Units arrived and found a man inside the basement of a house suffering fatal injuries after being shot at that location.
According to neighbors on the block, one of the residents hosts parties and gatherings often but usually includes his family.
The suspect reportedly was not known to the host but managed to get inside the home’s basement, where he shot the man who was not a resident of the house before fleeing the scene.
Neighbors stopped short in saying that the home was an after-hours spot. It is not clear if the two males were acquainted at this time.
One person was taken from the home and detained for questioning by police, but as of 4:30 a.m., authorities have not released any official.
The motive for the shooting has not been released at this time and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office was notified and responded to the scene.
There were no other injuries reported.